Dams and Disease: Ecological Design and Health Impacts of Large Dams, Canals and Irrigation Systems

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CRC Press, Apr 29, 1999 - Architecture - 600 pages
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A guide to help planners and engineers to the improvment of future water projects. The past century of global experience on water projects is presented as the basis for creating new approaches. First-hand analyses, including 35 case studies from 25 countries, portray the influence of politicians, biologists, engineers, computer models and physicians on the spectacular successes and failures of the builders of canals and dams. By drawing on this experience, the author outlines methods for assessing, predicting and preventing major water-associated diseases around large dams, canals and irrigation systems.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
General ecological aspects of dams and canals
12
References
27
Waterassociated diseases
60
Health opportunities through ecological design
74
PART II
85
Caribbean region
95
References
167
PART IV
287
Eritrea
369
Somalia
391
Zambezi River
421
Sabi River Basin in Zimbabwe
429
PART VI
437
Pakistan
448
Asia
463

PART III
179
Senegal River
195
Niger River
251
Volta River
272
Final summary
477
References
514
References
570
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Jobin-Blue Nile Assoicates, Meeker, Colorado

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